TikTok parent confirms that it will make its own smartphone

TikTok parent confirms that it will make its own smartphone. ByteDance has confirmed plans for a self-branded phone, spawned out of its acquisition of Smartisan. The acquired company marketed a niche phone in China based around the Android operating system. Experts say the company may be working on their own “Smartisan” OS or a different build of Android. The phone has been under development for 7 months relying on key staff from Smartisan and its phone-related patents. No details yet on the specific focus of the phone or the markets where it will be released. 9to5Google